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goblin

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noun gob·lin \ˈgäb-lən\

Simple Definition of goblin

  • in stories : an ugly and sometimes evil creature that likes to cause trouble

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of goblin

  1. :  an ugly or grotesque sprite that is usually mischievous and sometimes evil and malicious

Examples of goblin in a sentence

  1. <dressed up the toddlers like goblins for Halloween>



Origin of goblin

Middle English gobelin, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin gobelinus, ultimately from Greek kobalos rogue


First Known Use: 14th century


GOBLIN Defined for Kids

goblin

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noun gob·lin \ˈgä-blən\

Definition of goblin for Students

  1. :  an ugly and often evil imaginary creature





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